Manfred Mann's Earth Band Nightingales And Bombers on 180g LP
If classical music moves to the beat of the conductor's baton, then Manfred Mann is the orchestrator of much memorable music in the fields of pop and rock. He's been building bands, picking great songs and mixing styles ever since the early 1960s, covering a diverse collection of songwriters' material including Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Sting, Paul Weller, Del Amitri's Justin Currie and others.
Serving as Mann's commercial breakthrough in 1975, Nightingales & Bombers is a somewhat more concise and poppy departure for the band and includes his first cover of a Bruce Springsteen number plus the synth-heavy standouts "Crossfade" and "Countdown." Re-released on 180-gram vinyl with faithfully restored sleeves.
"The title of this album was inspired by a recording made in Surrey, England during the Second World War, by an ornithologist intending to record nightingales. The bombers flew over at the same time and were recorded by accident. The recording has been incorporated in As Above, So Below." - Manfred Mann